Hi, everyone! I’m Sam, your resident Grey's Anatomy fanatic and Hallmark Christmas movie-obsessed DJ. I was born in New York City but raised in Canton, Missouri. Go Tigers! Still, I miss New York pizza and Italian pastries. I'm a huge Wonder Woman and Superman nerd and I'm crazy about more television shows than I can even count. I love hanging with my two beautiful daughters, Ava and Alexis, and my husband, Justin. I've wanted to work in radio since I was a kid. It's truly a dream come true. And I love talking to each of you each and every day.
This 170 Year Old Illinois Hotel is the Oldest Operating Hotel
One of the oldest operating hotels in Illinois has seen presidents, celebrities, war, and financial trouble but is still in operation today and beautiful to stay at.
The Most Romantic City in Illinois is Just a Few Short Hours Away
Pack your bags, call the grandparents, and hit the road to the most romantic city in Illinois.
Illinois City Named One of the Best Off-Season Destination in USA
I'm scratching my head a little bit on this one. Experts say that this city in Chicago is the best to visit in the off-season, but there's no way I would travel there in the winter.
A Baseball Legend and a Crime Boss Walk Into an Illinois Building
This crazy Illinois story involves a baseball announcer legend, a famous mobster, and a building with hundreds of secrets and underground tunnels.
This Intense Illinois Road Trip Takes You To the Creepiest Places
There are just some places in Illinois that you just don't want to travel to. However, if you like the haunted, creepy, and weird then this road trip is for you.
Yummy! 5 Snacks in Illinois That are Illegal But Look So Good
Illinois has some strict (and sometimes weird laws), but I have to say that these food laws they have in place are right on point.
This Once Popular Illinois Structure Among Most Forgotten in USA
One popular among University of Illinois students back in the 70s now sits abandoned and is one of the most forgotten places in the nation.
Cute Historic Downtown in Illinois Among the Best in the Nation
It's not Galena.
5 of the Best Places to Go Apple Picking This Fall in Illinois
With September officially here that brings so much. Football, family fun weekends, fall colors, and apple picking. Some of the best places to do just that are right here in Illinois.
Yelp Claims This Illinois Ice Cream Shop is Best in the State
Can you choose just one "best" place to get desserts and ice cream in the entire state? Yelp, claims they found the best in Illinois and it gets amazing reviews.